Axew Raid Guide

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Axew is a Tier 1 raid boss in Pokémon GO with a raid boss CP of 4458.

Being a pure Dragon type, it is weak to Dragon, Fairy and Ice types.

Axew is one of the rarest Pokémon in the game, with many trainers still not having a Haxorus for themselves. Haxorus is a powerful Dragon type with an astronomical ATK stat that is equal to that of the mighty Rayquaza. Haxorus is already a good pick for the Master League and with a good exclusive move from its eventual Community Day, it can get even better. 

Axew can be shiny! But be warned, it is a full odds shiny, and is likely to get a Community Day eventually.

Axew can be caught with the following CP values:

  • 729 – 782 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
  • 912 – 977 CP at Level 25 with Windy weather boost

Axew is an easy solo.

Axew Raid Counters

Since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to remove Frustration with a Charge TM, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article. That being said, if you have the shadow form of a listed raid counter Pokémon powered up and TMed, use it.

Let’s check out the top raid counters for Axew:

# Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Latios (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Psychic Psychic 7.50s 0.00
2. Latias (Mega) Zen Headbutt Psychic Outrage Dragon 8.20s 0.00
3. Abomasnow (Mega) Powder Snow Ice Blizzard Ice 8.58s 0.00
4. Rayquaza Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 8.66s 0.00
5. Alakazam (Mega) Confusion Psychic Dazzling Gleam Fairy 8.84s 0.00
6. Glalie (Mega) Frost Breath Ice Avalanche Ice 8.81s 0.00
7. Gyarados (Mega) Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 9.35s 0.00
8. Gengar (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 9.80s 0.00
9. Charizard (Mega X) Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 9.80s 0.00
10. Dragonite Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 9.96s 0.00
11. Garchomp Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 9.97s 0.00
12. Altaria (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Dazzling Gleam Fairy 10.08s 0.00
13. Salamence Dragon Tail Dragon Outrage Dragon 10.15s 0.00
14. Charizard (Mega Y) Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 10.35s 0.00
15. Haxorus Dragon Tail Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 10.43s 0.00
16. Zekrom Dragon Breath Dragon Outrage Dragon 10.51s 0.00
17. Beedrill (Mega) Bug Bite Bug Sludge Bomb Poison 10.65s 0.00
18. Sceptile (Mega) Fury Cutter Bug Dragon Claw Dragon 10.78s 0.00
19. Pidgeot (Mega) Gust Flying Brave Bird Flying 10.87s 0.00
20. Banette (Mega) Shadow Claw Ghost Dazzling Gleam Fairy 10.99s 0.00
21. Blaziken (Mega) Counter Fighting Brave Bird Flying 10.99s 0.00
22. Mamoswine Powder Snow Ice Avalanche Ice 10.97s 0.00
23. Regigigas Hidden Power Normal Giga Impact Normal 11.04s 0.00
24. Latios Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 11.54s 0.00
25. Lopunny (Mega) Double Kick Fighting Hyper Beam Normal 11.47s 0.00
26. Absol (Mega) Snarl Dark Dark Pulse Dark 11.61s 0.00
27. Mewtwo Psycho Cut Psychic Ice Beam Ice 11.74s 0.00
28. Houndoom (Mega) Snarl Dark Foul Play Dark 11.70s 0.00
29. Darmanitan (Galarian Standard) Ice Fang Ice Ice Punch Ice 11.72s 0.00
30. Kyurem Dragon Breath Dragon Blizzard Ice 11.72s 0.00
31. Vanilluxe Frost Breath Ice Blizzard Ice 11.79s 0.00
32. Zacian (Hero) Quick Attack Normal Play Rough Fairy 11.86s 0.00
33. Tapu Lele Confusion Psychic Moonblast Fairy 12.00s 0.00
34. Weavile Snarl Dark Avalanche Ice 12.05s 0.00
35. Zacian Quick Attack Normal Play Rough Fairy 12.05s 0.00

Stats and Max CP

Axew Dragon
Max CP at Level 40 1368 | Max CP at Level 50 1547
ATK 154 DEF 101 HP 130
Weak to Strong Against
Dragon Fairy Ice Dragon

Axew Movepool

Fast Moves Charge Moves
  • Scratch Normal
  • Iron Tail Steel
  • Dragon Claw Dragon
  • Dragon Pulse Dragon
  • Aqua Tail Water

All the best, trainers!

Author & tags

My name is Niladri Sarkar. A Team Valor Trainer, I'm a Pokémon Battle Mechanics Specialist & a Dragon Master on Smogon's Pokémon Showdown where I particularly excel with Dragon types and Weather teams in Ubers / OU. I love to apply my vast knowledge and experience to the ever changing meta of Pokémon Go, specialising in DPS/TDO math, movesets, the Master League and Dragon types. Garchomp is my best Pokémon pal through and through.

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